Although not one of the principal protagonists, Kakashi Hatake was nevertheless one of the best and most beloved characters from Masahi Kishimoto’s Naruto franchise. The guy had a very specific approach to life. Because of his great relationship with the protagonist trio, Kakashi has become a fan-favorite character, which is why fans are always asking questions about him. In this article, we will tell you how and when Kakashi Hatake activated the Mangekyō Sharingan and when he first used it in the original Naruto series.
Kakashi Hatake activated and first used his Mangekyō Sharingan when Rin Nohara died; this is in line with how other characters activated their Mangekyō Sharingan, after experiencing a difficult trauma. As for when it happened, we first saw it in Chapter 605 of the Naruto manga and in episode 345 of Naruto: Shippuden.
The rest of this article will focus on Kakashi Hatake and his powers and abilities, focusing on the Mangekyō Sharingan and when it first appeared. You’ll find out how exactly he activated Mangekyō Sharingan for the first time and what happened in that episode specifically. Kakashi Hatake’s importance for the series is difficult to overstate, so he deserves a solo article.
How did Kakashi get the Mangekyō Sharingan?
Kakashi further enhanced his Sharingan by developing his own Mangekyō Sharingan in the original Naruto series. He awakened the visual jutsu on par with Obito Uchiha right after he impaled his teammate Rin when Kirigakure ninjas surrounded them. In addition, he has managed to master a jutsu of his new Sharingan, called Kamui. This eye technique can manipulate space and is able to suck in targets or even rip off parts of a target and send them to another dimension, as well as being able to use this technique on itself to teleport from one place to another in an instant.
When he uses it against Deidara, he points out that his Mangekyō Sharingan is of the same quality as Itachi’s. However, this technique uses up so much chakra that he has to be hospitalized for a week after using it three times in one day during that battle. Although he has never shown signs of impaired eyesight from the use of his Mangekyō eye (like Madara, Itachi, and Sasuke), Kakashi is aware of the side effects of repeated use of it. Kakashi mentions that he has yet to master it, and he shows difficulty using it against Deidara.
Later, his skill with the Kamui was great enough during Pain’s Invasion, using it to stop a nail that was speeding into his forehead thrown by Pain; later, he used it again against a missile bound for Chōji Akimichi launched by the Asura Path. Later, in his brief battle against Sasuke Uchiha, he once again uses Kamui to stop an arrow shot by Sasuke’s Susanoo, which shows that he can use Kamui more times before exhausting himself completely.
In his battle against Obito, he shows that he can send techniques or objects to another dimension instantly, such as the Rasengan, a kunai with chakra flow, and even a clone of Naruto surpassing Obito’s speed to send objects from the other dimension. , despite the fact that the latter is the original user of his Mangekyō Sharingan (although Kurama would later clarify that he gave him chakra so that he would not get so tired from the use of the Kamui; in addition to the fact that, according to Madara Uchiha, Obito’s and Kakashi’s technique increase in power when both eyes are together).
Later, he demonstrates that by being sent to Obito Uchiha’s parallel dimension, Kakashi can return from it using his Mangekyō Sharingan. After obtaining both Sharingans from Obito, Kakashi could access the Mangekyō Sharingan again, but with the advantage of being able to use its full power. Due to this, he was able to manifest an azure-colored Stabilized Perfect Susanoo, despite having recently accessed it; with this one, he was able to fly, and he has enough skill in his handling to be able to hold someone in his hand perfectly well, despite his gigantic size, in addition to moving at great speed, and when necessary, the Susanoo allows him to Kakashi taking people inside with him.
On the other hand, he can manifest weapons, such as a great sword and giant Shuriken, which do the typical Kamui process: absorbing everything they touch and sending it to Another Dimension. In addition, Kakashi acquired greater control of Kamui, being able to access the intangibility of the technique and allowing objects to pass through it. Kakashi was able to combine this ability with his Lightning Cutter and thus generate a powerful offensive technique with which the enemy could not counterattack.
When did Kakashi first use the Mangekyō Sharingan?
As we have said above, Kakashi first activated his Mangekyō Sharingan when Rin, whom he cared for very much, died. This happened in Chapter 605 of the original Naruto manga, titled “Hell”; the chapter was published on October 29, 2012, and is part of Volume 63 of the manga. Here is what happened in that chapter.
After Rin ultimately dies, dozens of Kirigakure ninjas can be seen exclaiming that they have them after they had such a hard time obtaining Rin. In the midst of all this, Obito and Kakashi’s Sharingan is seen going from being a double cross to triple (both simultaneously while Zetsu Whirlpool wraps Obito’s body), and finally, the transition process of the Sharingan to the Mangekyō Sharingan of both shinobis (thus waking up both) while Kakashi falls to the ground, becoming unconscious, Obito falls prey to an attack of He rages, saying that he will never acknowledge the situation, while at the same time being attacked by shurikens and displaying the Intangibility and Space-Time jutsu for the first time, decimating all of the Kirigakure ninjas.
In the middle of the massacre, a ninja who is apparently a mist tracker tells him not to underestimate “the village of bloody mist,” to which Obito simply responds with death and is pierced by the Wood Release: Cutting Technique after seeing this Zetsu Whirlpool praises him for being able to use said jutsu and that he can now see why Madara chose it. After multiple failed assassination attempts, the ninjas of the mist gradually perish until they opt for a withdrawal, but not before, one of them saying that they must at least recover Rin’s body since “they cannot let the information falls into the hands of the enemy.
After this, Obito slips through the Mist Chasers, and one of them confirms that there is no mistake that he is slipping through them. This causes one of the Kirigakure shinobi to wonder who this guy is. At the same time, the Uchiha, in a last fit of rage and frustration, releases huge wooden columns leaving the battlefield in silence, full of corpses and blood. The sky clears, revealing the full moon as Obito regains control, and Whirlpool Zetsu’s mask retracts, revealing his right eye covered in blood. The young Uchiha wonders where he is and where he is, contemplating all the carnage around him, stating that he already knows where he is in Hell.
As for the anime, this exact chapter was adapted in Episode 345 of the Naruto: Shippuden anime series, titled “I’m in Hell.” The episode premiered on January 16, 2014.